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    colombianed is offline Newbie
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    Default Please help

    Can anyone help me to understand the followin idiomatci expression:
    "While we do take a long-
    term view and maintain a strict investment philosophy, we do not
    exercise our judgment in a vacuum."

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    Can anyone help me to understand the followin idiomatci expression:
    "While we do take a long-
    term view and maintain a strict investment philosophy, we do not
    exercise our judgment in a vacuum."
    I assume you're referring to "...exercise our judgment in a vacuum."

    A vacuum is a space that contains no air (or any other gas). If you do something in a vacuum, you do it in isolation from all the things that might normally have an effect on it.

    In the example, although they maintain a strict investment philosophy, they don't ignore other factors that may influence the success of their investments when making decisions. They don't just blindly follow their philosophy; they keep an eye on what's going on in the world and take that into account.

    Greg

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